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McDonald's Driver Bourdais Locks in Front Row Start with Provisional Pole for the Molson Indy Montreal; Pacificare Driver Junqueira Fourth Sebastien Bourdais, No. 2 McDonald's Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone: "We have had pretty good momentum....

McDonald's Driver Bourdais Locks in Front Row Start with Provisional Pole for the Molson Indy Montreal; Pacificare Driver Junqueira Fourth

Sebastien Bourdais, No. 2 McDonald's Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone:

"We have had pretty good momentum. We have been keeping our heads down and working hard. When you sit on pole it is always a good feeling. Since the beginning of the season we have been getting awards for our efforts and we can now add the point and the guaranteed front row start from today's qualifying. We had a pleasant time today with the car, the balance was good. Hopefully the weather will stay clear and we can fight again tomorrow. It's important to put yourself up front ahead of the incidents; it's been the key to my season so far. Right now I don't think we have any weaknesses. We start each event with the set up we used at each track the year before and make minor changes. We knew what we needed to improve on our setup for Montreal before we came and it seems to be working well. We don't have to win every race, just finish in the top five. We don't have to win but we'll take it if it comes. I also don't want to be too conservative. I don't think I've been in a position yet this season to drive conservatively. I obviously didn't want to have contact on the first lap in Denver but once I did I wanted to show that we were there and we were the man to beat and I think we accomplished that. It was the most satisfying drive of my career."

Bruno Junqueira, No. 6 PacifiCare Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone:

"The car was good on the first set of tires. I just pushed too hard at the wrong time. On the second set I know the fourth lap would have been the fast one but that's when the red flag came out. The car was good but we were down on power and are changing the engine tonight."

ON THE SCHEDULE TOMORROW: The morning practice session will begin at 10 a.m. ET and final qualifying will take place from 1:45-2:45.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Bruno Junqueira , Sébastien Bourdais